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Cleveland Young Catholic Professionals chapter to host 2018 national conference

Young Catholic Professionals of Cleveland learned on Jan. 9 that Cleveland was chosen as the host city for the YCP annual member conference Sept. 7-9. It will be the first time the conference is taking place outside of Dallas, which is the organization’s national headquarters.

Cleveland was chosen as the host city after an online voting process. In addition to Cleveland, Detroit, Michigan and Omaha, Nebraska were vying for the conference from among the 16 cities with YCP chapters.

Jeff Schiefelbein, YCP national board vice chairman, made the announcement at the Cleveland chapter’s meeting on Jan. 9. He was the speaker that night for the group’s monthly Executive Speaker Series. Schiefelbein said additional updates and information regarding the conference can be found at

On an annual basis, YCP members from diverse industries and geographies gather for a weekend conference led by some of the nation’s most exciting Catholic role models. The 2018 member conference will celebrate our Blessed Mother, Queen of All Hearts. Organizers say the conference will inspire attendees to pursue a stronger devotion to the Blessed Mother, to follow Mary’s fiat to say yes to God’s will, reflect on the 10 Virtues of Mary, learn more about Marian devotions and commit to prayer and penance as offered by Our Lady of Fatima.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet other young Catholic professionals from across the country who are working in witness for Christ, hear from inspiring speakers and to see what Cleveland has to offer.

About Young Catholic Professionals:

The group’s mission calls upon the intercession of St. Joseph the Worker, its patron saint. Young professionals live and work in an environment of constant stimulation. St. Joseph reminds them of the importance of stillness, reflection and prayer. To keep the mission prominent, the St. Joseph the Worker prayer is read aloud at the conclusion of each event, reminding members to see all forms of work as true Christian work. Currently, there are 16 YCP chapters throughout the country from Cleveland to Silicon Valley.

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